The effect of dependency representation scheme on syntactic language modelling

Sunghwan Mac Kim, John K. Pate, Mark Johnson

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Abstract

There has been considerable work on syntactic language models and they have advanced greatly over the last decade. Most of them have used a probabilistic contextfree grammar (PCFG) or a dependency grammar (DG). In particular, DG has attracted more and more interest in the past years since dependency parsing has achieved great success. While much work has evaluated the effects of different dependency representations in the context of parsing, there has been relatively little investigation into them on a syntactic language model. In this work, we conduct the first assessment of three dependency representations on a transition-based dependency parsing language model. We show that the choice of dependency representation has an impact on overall performance from the perspective of language modelling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014
EditorsGabriela Ferraro, Stephen Wan
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
PublisherAustralasian Language Technology Association
Pages4-13
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop (12th : 2014) - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 26 Nov 201428 Nov 2014

Publication series

NameAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop
Volume12
ISSN (Print)1834-7037

Workshop

WorkshopAustralasian Language Technology Association Workshop (12th : 2014)
CityMelbourne, Australia
Period26/11/1428/11/14

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    Kim, S. M., Pate, J. K., & Johnson, M. (2014). The effect of dependency representation scheme on syntactic language modelling. In G. Ferraro, & S. Wan (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2014 (pp. 4-13). (Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop; Vol. 12). Brisbane, Australia: Australasian Language Technology Association.